Scholas Occurrentes, a worldwide network of schools promoted by Pope Francis
Alliance Scholas Occurrentes
Involving young people in social issues
Scholas Occurrentes is a worldwide network of schools promoted by Pope Francis. The goal is the integration of educational communities around the world, with special emphasis on those with fewer resources.
The collaboration between the Barça Foundation and this worldwide network of schools began in 2015 when Scholas Ocurrentes arrived in Tarragona with the Scholas Ciutadania program. In March 2019, these conferences were organized in Barcelona, and were attended by 300 students. They addressed issues such as inequality, gender violence, discrimination, bullying and stereotypes.
Coinciding with the Barça v Boca Juniors Joan Gamper trophy match, an olive tree was planted in Plaça Fundació as a symbol of the alliance and attended by Jordi Cardoner and José Mª del Corral, president of Scholas.
FC Barcelona, received at the Vatican by Pope Francis A delegation from FC Barcelona led by President Josep Maria Bartomeu visited the Vatican to sign an agreement between the Barça Foundation and Scholas Occurrentes that aims to carry out joint educational actions to promote values among young people.
Our collaboration with Pope Francis shows that with effort and determination, we can improve the quality of life of the most neglected children
Vice-president of FC Barcelona and the Barça Foundation
This project aims to give young people a better future and we are proud to have been chosen to take part in it
President of FC Barcelona